Mulder Shipyard in the Netherlands continues to go from strength to strength. The most recent new order is from a Russian client who has commissioned the construction of the first Mulder 94 Voyager. The exterior of this groundbreaking model is the brainchild of Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, while Vripack Naval Architects is responsible for construction and naval architecture. Construction on the hull will get underway soon, while the launch and delivery under RINA Class, are slated for the spring of 2014.
Mulder Shipyard has enhanced its longstanding cooperation with the Dutch design company Omega Architects. Omega’s Frank Laupman – who had previously already created the interiors of the 98 Flybridge and Bellagio for Mulder – designed the elegant semi-custom 94 Voyager in a classic contemporary style with lots of space and an especially impressive main saloon and master stateroom. Vripack was responsible for the naval architecture of the yacht, creating a RINA +Lloyd’s-certified aluminium body which will ensure a perfect seagoing performance, stability, safety and comfort.
Built entirely in aluminium, the Mulder 94 Voyager will have a total length of 28.50 metres overall and a beam of 6.90 metres. The yacht will be equipped with two efficient Caterpillar C18 engines, each delivering 1150 hp and providing for a maximum speed of around 20 knots, a cruising speed of fifteen knots and a range of 3600 nautical miles at 10 knots. Coupled with a three-ton freshwater tank and a watermaker with a capacity of 166 litres per hour, this will easily allow the Mulder 94 Voyager the self-sufficiency required to cross the Atlantic.
The leading Dutch company Silent Line will implement special methods of noise insulation, which will contribute to the relaxed and peaceful atmosphere on board. In addition, the exceptional keel construction will ensure that the yacht can moor without the guests or neighbours noticing.
There are two mainstream trends in yacht building today – one, more recent, focuses on sharp shapes, striking details and deliberate minimalism, while the other emphasises flowing lines and builds on the fast yacht designs from before the financial crisis. The Mulder 94 Voyager was designed to combine the two, creating a gentleman’s yacht that is both stark and elegant, while allowing for maximum comfort and security even during long voyages.
Well-organised planning and innovative construction will allow for an unusually spacious interior of a size more commonly found on much larger boats. This is explained in part by the yacht’s impressive beam and nonstandard ceiling height of 1.9 metres. Furthermore, unprecedented attention to details and a special method for timber processing deployed by Mulder Shipyard specialists will result in a superbly streamlined interior décor.
The developers have paid special attention to living and social areas onboard the Mulder 94 Voyager. The interior will comprise a bright, spacious saloon with an area exceeding 40 m?, adjacent to a dining room seating eight people. The separate galley located on the port side will contain three large fridges designed for long-distance cruising. The yacht’s accommodations will comprise a generous master stateroom of more than 24 m?, including a large bathroom and a walk-in closet. There will also be a luxurious VIP suite and two guest cabins, each featuring a private bathroom. The main deck will include a day head.
At 14 metres in length, the yacht’s flybridge will be roomy and luxurious, featuring a grill bar adjacent to twin comfy U-shaped settees, as well as cosy deck chairs and sun beds outside. An impressive feature of this versatile space will be the option to combine tables so as to create a seating area for 18 persons.
The Williams 445 Turbojet tender will be stored on the swim platform or on the